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Episode 26

Saving Species, Series 1 Episode 26 of 40

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 October 2010

26/40. We hope to bring in fresh reports from Nagoya where governments and conservation organisations from around the world have been meeting in Japan (COP 10) to discuss new biodiversity targets. It's been widely reported that the world has 10 years to arrest the decline in species - but is it as stark and as simple as that? Simon Stuart, Chair of the Species Survival Commission for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is in Nagoya and we'll talk to him live in the programme.

And in Britain, a few days after the comprehensive spending review announcements, are there winners and losers in the world of wildlife conservation? We ask the CEO of the charity The Wildlife Trusts, who run nature reserves in every county of the UK, how the future of paying for the up-keep of nature reserves looks to them.

Chris Sperring has his eye on Fallow Deer and brings you the spectacle of their rut on Exmoor together with their impacts of woodland.

And Kelvin Boot has been with iSpot users in the New Forest looking for fungi.

Presenter Brett Westwood
Producer Sheena Duncan
Series Editor Julian Hector.

  • Example of bracket fungi in the New Forest

    Example of bracket fungi in the New Forest

    Image by Patrick Boot

  • Ispot team look for fungi in the New Forest

    Ispot team look for fungi in the New Forest

    Image by Patrick Boot


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